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Night of Instruction - December 4, 2018

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:50 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The PR and VM of the SJ SR Valley

invite all Freemasons to a SR Night of Instruction and Agape Dinner

 Dec 4

  Time Social Hour 6:30PM

Talk 7:00PM

Dinner 7:45PM

Cost $25.00/pp

 Speaker

    Brother Christopher Willingham, 32nd Degree

    Subject TBD

  Dress White tie, black tie or business suit

  Reservations may be made with the Secretary 

 

All reservations not canceled by November 30 must be honored.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - November 13, 2018

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

 

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

November 13, 2018

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by November 9th)

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers

Smoked Turkey Breast

Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Gravey

Mixed Green Salad
Fresh Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

 

Rebuilding the Temple Program

posted Nov 8, 2018, 5:45 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

In 1982, the members were asked to make donations to Build the Temple.  Now 36 years later, the Temple needs some upgrades.  We are again asking the Brothers to step up to the plate.  The donation levels below are exactly the same as they were back in 1982.

We have already started the work, putting in a new floor and paint in the down stairs room, Soon we will have new window coverings.  See pictures in this Rite Word.

Future projects needed include; replacing window coverings throughout the building, building  out the old printing room as a modern conference room, building out the warehouse as a members lounge, new floors through out the building.  Also we want to expand the size of the Clinic to accommodate more Children.  We have over 100 on the waitlist and our space is maxed out.

All donations are tax deductible, and you will receive the appropriate plaque and have your name placed on our Donner’s wall.

Setter of the Corner Stone  $25,000+
Designer of the Royal Arch $9,001 to $24,999
Artesian of the Temple $3,001 to $9,000
Craftsman of the Pillars $1,501 to $3,000
Hewer of the Ashlars $751 to $1500
Cutter of the Cedars $250 to $750

You can make a one time donation or alternatively you can make a pledge that will fit within your budget. And any amount will be gratefully accepted.

Please contact the Secretary to Make your donation.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (October 9, 2018)

posted Oct 11, 2018, 12:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Tuesday October 9, 2018

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by October 5h)

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted German Sausage

Soft Pretzels

German Pork Roast

Braised Red Cabbage

Baby Carrots

German Potato Salad

Apple Strudel

Special for October Fest
Beer on Tap

 

Esoteric Study Group (starting September 18, 2018)

posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Brothers’ Sean Patrick and Mark Scoggins are putting together in informal study group to discuss the esoteric side of Masonry and Scottish Rite Masonry.

The first meeting will be held on September 18, 2018.  And will deal with Rosecrucianism .  We hope that many of you will avail yourselves of this learning opportunity.

We too often hear about members wanting Education, but then when events are scheduled few show up.  So if you are truly interested in the education side of Masonry then put this on your calendar and plan to be there.  If the 3rd Tuesday in not normally a good date for you, then make it happen this month and discuss what may be a more mutually agreeable day.

 

Visit the John Steinbeck Museum (September 22, 2018)

posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:30 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The Wise Master and Officers of

The San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix

Invite you to join us for a visit to

The Steinbeck Museum and

Lunch in the Steinbeck Home in Salinas

Saturday September 22, 2018

Agenda

Museum Visit 10am to noon

Lunch noon to 2:30

(Lunch is from their menu and wine is available)

Admission fee is paid at the door

Adults $12.95
Seniors and Retired Military  and Residents of Monterey County $9.95
(With valid ID)
Age 17 and under $6.95

Reservations for head count are to be made with the SJSR Office at 408-978-7483 or on the Sign up Sheet in the Office.

 

Stanford Football Game and Tailgate (November 10, 2018)

posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:29 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

The Wise Master of
the San Jose Chapter Knights Rose Croix

and                                                                        

     The Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge #299

Invite you to our Annual

Stanford Football game and  Tailgate Party

Stanford Cardinal vs Oregon State Beavers

 November 10, 2018 at Stanford Stadium

Kick off Time is still to be determined

   COST $35.00 per person – includes game ticket, food and drink during the tailgate and following the game                                      

PREPAID RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST

Call the SR office at 408-978-7483 to pay by credit card or drop by the office to pay                          

Tailgate/Parking in IM Lot #4 Adjacent to El Camino Real Next to Masters Grove

Arrive Early to park in Lot #4 Adjacent to El Camino Real nest to Masters Grove

Recommend Car Pooling

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (September 11, 2018)

posted Sep 3, 2018, 6:26 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Tuesday September 11, 2018

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by September 7h)

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Assorted Appetizers

Smoked Tri Tip

Mashed Potatoes

Beef Gravy

Baby Carrots

Caesar Salad

Fresh Rolls and Butter

Dessert

 


From the Personal Representative (August 2018)

posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

In “A Tale of Two Cities”, Charles Dickens opens his book with the line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. Although extreme sentiments of the times of both London and Paris during the French Revolution, to me, it also conjures the idea that it can be true that we can feel both elation and frustration at the same time. I write this article having felt both those sentiments this past month.

First, with elation, I wish to congratulate our 24 new “Masters of the Royal Secret” and welcome them into our Valley. It is the largest class of new members we have had in at least the last 20 – 25 years. Having completed our historic Statewide Reunion on the weekend of June 29th – 30th and July 1st, there was much to celebrate and feel proud of what San Jose Valley accomplished. Having volunteered to take on more degrees during the conferral than any other valley in the state, the officers and members of our valley performed their work magnificently. Our members were also the largest contingent of those working the stage, both breaking down props and setting up for the next degree, but also leading the technical efforts to enhance the degrees. I could not have been more proud of how our valley purported itself during the entire weekend and I heard from many other Personal Reps congratulating San Jose Valley for how it performed. We had the 2nd largest class in attendance and our members were treated to what I think was a fantastic and well rewarding weekend. (At least, that is what most of them have expressed to me)! Please note the photo of the 131 total candidates from around the state and the many dignitaries in attendance.

At our Stated Meeting, it was again historic, as we had more members, wives and families in attendance to witness the formal Ring and Capping Ceremony of our new members than in many years. There was much excitement felt throughout the evening, and it was raucous with laughter and cheering for all concerned. We were also treated to an inspiring talk by Miss Odalay Alvarez, our graduating High School Scholarship Recipient. She related the story of her near death accident during her early years of high school, but having come through it, how she took her second chance at life and worked every day to thank God and her parents for giving her the life she enjoys. She spoke of how she wants to help others and pay forward in any way possible. Having been accepted to San Jose State University, she hopes to major in Business Administration, desiring to open a small business and employ those that need a little assistance and helping hand. The evening was quite inspiring in almost all respects.

I wanted to end my article there. But like the times of Charles Dickens, I also felt frustration. During my Orientation talk to our newest members at the Reunion, I tried to express how proud they should be about being a Scottish Rite Mason and that we should express our pride not only by our actions, but through our outward appearance. I told them that attending our meetings and celebrating our accomplishments was something special and that dressing appropriately was a huge part of showing our pride. But I have become dismayed at the trend that some of our members have taken in the way they dress for our meetings. Under the heading of “Whispering Good Council and Gently Admonishing……….”, I would like to say, “Brethren, we must do better”! The appropriate dress for almost all our meetings and ceremonies, is a minimum of coat and tie. Even on those nights we are casual, it should be Business Casual, which only means no tie required. It is NEVER appropriate to wear faded out jeans or shorts and flip flops to our ceremonies. We must exhibit more pride in what we doing. Would I rather have you in attendance and dressed down over not attending at all? Absolutely!! But it doesn’t take any more effort to arrive at our meetings with pride and dressed appropriately. Please take my comments in the vein with which they are written. I am proud of everything we do in San Jose Valley, and every member that makes us who we are. But we can do better.

Wanting though to end on a high, let me finish this article by again saying, this past month was historic! Our Valley is truly accomplishing more and more each year. Other than my home lodge, there is no place I would rather be to practice our Gentle Craft than here at this valley. I look forward to seeing each of you every month, and I am extremely proud to let the world know I am a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of San Jose Valley.

Thanks for all you do!! See you soon.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner (August 4, 2018)

posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

MENU

Tuesday,

 Aug 14,2018

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY, by Aug  10th)

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Tomato Bisque
Greek Salad
Chilled Prawns
Medallions of Beef
 Fresh Strawberries Topped with Grand Marnier Cream

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